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What were the various "super weapons programs" of World War II???

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  1. DiegoMaxwell

    DiegoMaxwell New Member

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    When we think of Super Weapons, we often think of the Atomic Bomb in World War II. There were other programs, like the US B-29 or the German V Rocket program that cost significantly more money and were serious technological advancements. Let's consider a "superweapon" a program that cost over 2 Billion (USD) and represented a major increase in weapons capabilities (nukes, rockets, pressurized aircraft, etc...). What were the major superweapons developed in WWII?
     
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    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    ..when I think of WW2 super weapons I think A-Bombs ,not airplanes ..maybe it was a wonder weapon like the ME-262 and the V-2
    ...another way of thinking about it is the A-Bomb produced a war ending shock, where as the V weapons and B29s did not
    ..the A-Bomb program only produced 2 weapons by the end of the war....the B29 program produced thousands
    ...a quick search and I found the M4 Shermans cost 1.6 billion$--and did they not produce a ''more significant'' contribution than the B29? especially in the European Theater?
     
  3. Takao

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    Essex class aircraft carrier program would come close too or slightly surpass 2 billion. Definately would surpass that Mark if the cost of their aircraft were added in.
     
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    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    This thread was started by a spam account operated by a human from India. However, based upon the quality of the responses, I'm leaving this in place in case anyone wants to continue the conversation.
     
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